Period
to 16 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited C over the 6 months to 16 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

C
England > South West
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 42 25
Rank change year-on-year -25 -17 +2
Permanent jobs citing C 348 217 954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 4.53% 6.34% 9.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.40% 10.97% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 155 203 758
10th Percentile £28,700 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,402 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.80% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £63,125 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,760 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £56,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% -

C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,144 1,979 5,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 53.94% 57.78% 57.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,749 1,654 4,668
10th Percentile £31,761 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £56,612 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.98% +7.83% +5.00%

C
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing C as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for C in the South West

C
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing C in the South West.

Salary trend for C in the South West

C
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing C in the South West over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for C in the South West

C
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C within the South West region over the 6 months to 16 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -39 162 £52,500 +7.14% 44
Gloucestershire -28 82 £55,000 - 19
Wiltshire +37 55 £54,500 +3.81% 12
Dorset -24 15 £47,500 -5.00% 7
Somerset -25 11 £27,693 -34.84% 7
Devon -17 9 £48,750 +25.00% 9
Cornwall - 7 £30,250 - 3
C
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, IT jobs citing C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for C.

1 152 (43.68%) Software Engineering
2 131 (37.64%) C++
3 113 (32.47%) Degree
3 113 (32.47%) Social Skills
4 107 (30.75%) Python
5 101 (29.02%) Security Cleared
6 97 (27.87%) Linux
7 90 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (22.13%) Mentoring
10 75 (21.55%) Computer Science
11 63 (18.10%) Scrum
12 56 (16.09%) Validation
12 56 (16.09%) SC Cleared
13 55 (15.80%) UML
13 55 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (14.37%) Embedded Software Development
15 48 (13.79%) Analytics
15 48 (13.79%) Java
16 46 (13.22%) JIRA
17 45 (12.93%) MISRA
18 44 (12.64%) DevOps
18 44 (12.64%) OO
19 42 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
20 41 (11.78%) MISRA C
21 40 (11.49%) Coaching
22 39 (11.21%) GitLab
22 39 (11.21%) Requirements Management
22 39 (11.21%) Unit Testing
22 39 (11.21%) System Testing

C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (9.48%) Confluence
2 8 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.86%) Apache
3 3 (0.86%) CMS
4 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.57%) IIS
4 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.29%) CICS
5 1 (0.29%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (7.47%) Simulink
2 12 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.15%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.29%) Figma
5 1 (0.29%) GIMP
5 1 (0.29%) Inkscape
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.33%) AWS
2 23 (6.61%) Azure
3 16 (4.60%) SaaS
4 7 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (1.72%) PaaS
6 3 (0.86%) GCP
6 3 (0.86%) GitHub
6 3 (0.86%) Trello
7 2 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.57%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (0.57%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.57%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.29%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.29%) NuGet
8 1 (0.29%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.17%) Internet
2 10 (2.87%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.59%) Wireshark
4 8 (2.30%) Firewall
5 7 (2.01%) RS-232
6 6 (1.72%) Network Security
6 6 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.44%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.86%) Intranet
8 3 (0.86%) VoIP
8 3 (0.86%) VPN
9 2 (0.57%) BGP
9 2 (0.57%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.57%) OSPF
9 2 (0.57%) RTP
9 2 (0.57%) SAN
9 2 (0.57%) VLAN
9 2 (0.57%) VSAN
9 2 (0.57%) VXLAN
9 2 (0.57%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.32%) Big Data
2 11 (3.16%) NoSQL
2 11 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.30%) MySQL
4 6 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.15%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.86%) GIS
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
8 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.57%) Power BI
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.29%) Flink
9 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.29%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 46 (13.22%) JIRA
2 39 (11.21%) GitLab
3 38 (10.92%) Rational DOORS
4 37 (10.63%) Eclipse
4 37 (10.63%) GCC
5 36 (10.34%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.74%) Git (software)
7 10 (2.87%) Rational Team Concert
8 6 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (1.72%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.86%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.57%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.57%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (0.57%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.57%) Selenium
10 2 (0.57%) Sikuli
10 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (32.47%) Social Skills
2 55 (15.80%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (10.92%) Retail
4 28 (8.05%) Electronics
5 26 (7.47%) Finance
6 23 (6.61%) Legal
7 17 (4.89%) Aerospace
8 14 (4.02%) Public Sector
9 10 (2.87%) Banking
10 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
11 8 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (2.01%) Automotive
12 7 (2.01%) Military
13 6 (1.72%) Law
14 5 (1.44%) Local Government
15 4 (1.15%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (1.15%) Marketing
15 4 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
15 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (29.89%) Software Engineer
2 47 (13.51%) Embedded Engineer
3 46 (13.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 44 (12.64%) Developer
5 25 (7.18%) Senior Software Engineer
6 24 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 23 (6.61%) Junior
8 19 (5.46%) Electrical Supervisor
9 18 (5.17%) Architect
9 18 (5.17%) Embedded Developer
9 18 (5.17%) Embedded Software Developer
9 18 (5.17%) Junior Developer
9 18 (5.17%) Junior Software Developer
10 17 (4.89%) Analyst
11 12 (3.45%) Consultant
12 10 (2.87%) Computer Engineer
12 10 (2.87%) Computer Vision Engineer
12 10 (2.87%) FPGA Engineer
13 9 (2.59%) Project Leader
13 9 (2.59%) Software Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.61%) Kafka
2 21 (6.03%) Apache NiFi
3 20 (5.75%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (4.89%) .NET
5 13 (3.74%) HTML
6 12 (3.45%) React
7 11 (3.16%) TensorFlow
8 10 (2.87%) Keras
8 10 (2.87%) OpenCV
8 10 (2.87%) Pandas
8 10 (2.87%) PyTorch
8 10 (2.87%) scikit-learn
8 10 (2.87%) SciPy
9 8 (2.30%) XML
10 7 (2.01%) CSS
11 6 (1.72%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.44%) .NET Core
12 5 (1.44%) HTML5
12 5 (1.44%) JSON
13 4 (1.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.06%) Algorithms
2 29 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (6.03%) Cyberattack
3 21 (6.03%) Embedded Systems
4 18 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 17 (4.89%) VHDL
6 10 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.01%) CAN bus
8 7 (2.01%) User Experience
9 6 (1.72%) Wiki
10 5 (1.44%) ASIC
10 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.44%) Verilog
11 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.15%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 97 (27.87%) Linux
2 29 (8.33%) Windows
3 25 (7.18%) CentOS
4 21 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.74%) Android
6 11 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.30%) Unix
8 4 (1.15%) Debian
8 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.86%) FreeRTOS
9 3 (0.86%) SafeRTOS
9 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.57%) AIX
10 2 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.57%) HPUX
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (43.68%) Software Engineering
2 90 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
4 77 (22.13%) Mentoring
5 75 (21.55%) Computer Science
6 63 (18.10%) Scrum
7 56 (16.09%) Validation
8 55 (15.80%) UML
9 50 (14.37%) Embedded Software Development
10 48 (13.79%) Analytics
11 44 (12.64%) DevOps
11 44 (12.64%) OO
12 42 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
13 40 (11.49%) Coaching
14 39 (11.21%) Requirements Management
14 39 (11.21%) System Testing
14 39 (11.21%) Unit Testing
15 38 (10.92%) Integration Testing
15 38 (10.92%) Mathematics
16 37 (10.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 131 (37.64%) C++
2 107 (30.75%) Python
3 48 (13.79%) Java
4 37 (10.63%) MATLAB
5 33 (9.48%) JavaScript
6 29 (8.33%) C#
7 19 (5.46%) SQL
8 16 (4.60%) Embedded C
9 15 (4.31%) PHP
10 14 (4.02%) Ada
11 10 (2.87%) Assembly Language
11 10 (2.87%) Fortran
11 10 (2.87%) Tcl
12 9 (2.59%) Embedded C++
13 8 (2.30%) Perl
14 7 (2.01%) R
14 7 (2.01%) VBA
15 6 (1.72%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.86%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 113 (32.47%) Degree
2 101 (29.02%) Security Cleared
3 56 (16.09%) SC Cleared
4 31 (8.91%) DV Cleared
5 19 (5.46%) HNC
6 11 (3.16%) PhD
7 7 (2.01%) CEH
8 6 (1.72%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (1.72%) CISSP
8 6 (1.72%) CREST Certified
8 6 (1.72%) SANS
9 4 (1.15%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.15%) CISM
9 4 (1.15%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.86%) CISA
10 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.57%) CCNP
11 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.93%) MISRA
2 41 (11.78%) MISRA C
3 37 (10.63%) ECSS
4 14 (4.02%) QA
5 8 (2.30%) DO-178B
6 6 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.44%) Def Stans
8 4 (1.15%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.57%) PMO
9 2 (0.57%) SLA
10 1 (0.29%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.29%) DO-254
10 1 (0.29%) GRC
10 1 (0.29%) NIST
10 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (8.33%) Docker
2 10 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.72%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.44%) Firmware
6 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.57%) NFS
7 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 24 (6.90%) Ansible
2 5 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.86%) Kibana
3 3 (0.86%) WSUS
4 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.57%) SCCM
4 2 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
5 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (9.20%) Instagram
2 21 (6.03%) Red Hat
3 20 (5.75%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.31%) VMware
5 10 (2.87%) Mentor Graphics
5 10 (2.87%) Xilinx
6 7 (2.01%) IBM
7 6 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle
9 3 (0.86%) F5
9 3 (0.86%) HP
9 3 (0.86%) NetApp
9 3 (0.86%) Progress
9 3 (0.86%) Spotify
10 2 (0.57%) Brocade
10 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.57%) Google
10 2 (0.57%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.57%) Rockwell
10 2 (0.57%) Splunk